Awards

Crosslane Student Developments and Prime Student Living have been shortlisted in 2018 as Developer of the Year and Operator of the Year

Crosslane Student Developments and Prime Student Living have been shortlisted in 2018 as Developer of the Year and Operator of the Year, respectively, at the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards – for the consecutive third year.

This is a significant achievement by both companies, as these awards only recognise businesses which demonstrate consistent efforts to go above the preconceptions of typical student accommodation and set the bar for students’ first experiences of living away from home.

Prime Student Living has been shortlisted in the Best Operator of the Year category at The Class of 2020, Best in Class Awards 2019.

We are delighted to announce that Prime Student Living, the student accommodation lettings and operational management arm of the Crosslane Group, has been shortlisted in the Best Operator of the Year category at The Class of 2020, Best in Class Awards 2019.

The award recognises the very best student accommodation operators from across Europe, who prioritise the wellbeing and integration of their students, and who have gone the extra mile in ensuring they deliver the very best services to the next generation of students.

The Best in Class Awards recognise and promote companies and initiatives at the forefront of student living, working and learning. The Awards celebrate the companies and institutions making student living more efficient, welcoming and professional, and are judged by a specialist panel who work across the sector.

The news comes on the back of an award-winning year for Prime, which won the ‘Best Student Community’ award at the 2018 National Student Housing Awards, that is based solely upon direct feedback from domestic and international students, drawn from the National Student Housing Survey. The survey had over 30,000 responses, with Prime achieving the highest ratings for creating a ‘strong sense of community’. Prime were also awarded the ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ at the 2018 National Student Housing Awards. This accolade is awarded to UK operators who achieved a 90% or higher satisfaction rating among international students.

In our 2017/2018 survey, Prime also saw overall customer satisfaction rates increase to 93%, with 90% of residents likely to recommend a friend. 94% of residents rated us with 4 or 5 stars for “value for money” and 85% of residents rated us with 4 or 5 stars for “being satisfied with their bedroom”.

Students Vote Prime Student Living ‘Best Student Community’ at National Student Housing Awards

Prime Student Living - the property management, marketing, and lettings arm of the Crosslane Property Group – has won Best Student Community at the National Student Housing Awards 2018, which students directly voted for.

The annual National Student Housing Awards are unique as they are based 100% upon direct feedback from tens of thousands of domestic and international students across the UK, drawn from the annual National Student Housing Survey. The 2018 survey attracted over 30,000 responses from students across the UK, with Prime Student Living achieving the highest ratings for creating a ‘strong sense of community.’

Prime also received the International Accommodation Quality Mark. This was awarded to those who achieved 90% or higher satisfaction rating among international students.

At Prime Student Living, we are dedicated to providing our residents with the best possible experience whilst living with us. Moving beyond ‘just somewhere to live’, we offer a welcoming and supportive community that students can call their own.

At the core of Prime Student Living is our desire to go above and beyond typical student accommodation preconceptions, to set and raise the bar for students’ first experiences living away from home and support them on their journey of discovery, personal growth and independence.

Steve Goldstraw, Managing Director, Prime Student Living, said: “These awards are testament to the commitment and innovation which the team has demonstrated in each of our developments over the last ten years. They recognise the unique level of support and guidance which the team provides to our residents and also mark a milestone in the growth and development of the business.”

Crosslane Student Developments shortlisted for the Education Investor Awards 2018

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Property Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Education Investor Awards 2018 in the Student Accommodation Developer category. This nomination follows Crosslane’s victory in the same category in last year’s awards, recognising the continued strength of activities in the purpose built student accommodation sector over the 2017/2018 academic year.

Crosslane Student Developments has been recognised in this nomination for its proven track record in comprehensively managing the student accommodation development process in-house and end-to-end: ranging from site identification right through to developing the scheme to completion. Crosslane Student Developments extensive knowledge and experience gained over the last ten years, alongside regular customer research, supports the building design process to ensure innovative, sustainable, best-in-class student accommodation, that is appealing to students and delivers maximum return for investors.

Delivering a “student experience” and not just somewhere to live, is a key driver in the market, and one of the key challenges for operators in this sector. To enhance the experience, Crosslane Student Developments ensures each development includes premium quality, additional facilities to create collaborative communities such as gyms, cinema rooms, study rooms, games zones and luxury entertaining kitchens.

The Education Investor Awards are presented to organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to education in 2017-18, with a view to promoting excellence and recognising innovation in the private education sector. The Awards offer an opportunity to showcase companies’ expertise and commitment to what is an increasingly important sector within the UK. Across a wide range of categories, they seek to recognise leading contributions from organisations investing in, advising or operating in education. The winners in each of the 20 categories will be announced at a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony at the prestigious Hilton Park Lane, London on Wednesday 03 October 2018.

Prime Student Living shortlisted as finalist for the Property Marketing Awards 2018

Prime Student Living, part of the Crosslane Property Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Property Marketing Awards 2018 in the Best Marketing Campaign: Alternative Asset Class category for marketing activities surrounding our Brass Founders, Sheffield student housing scheme.

Brass Founders, Sheffield, is a 437-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) property, developed by Crosslane Student Developments in time for the start of the 2017/18 academic year. It comprises 144 self-contained studio apartments and 293 premium en-suite bedrooms arranged in clusters of up to six bedrooms, and is ideally located a 15 minute walk away from both of Sheffield’s main university campuses.

Between 4th March and 4th of May 2017, Prime Student Living (PSL) – Crosslane’s property management, lettings, and marketing arm – undertook marketing activities to promote the launch of Brass Founders. This included promoting the wider ‘lifestyle benefits’ of living in a PSL managed property, which was communicated to students by fitting out a marketing suite in an area with high student footfall, and working in partnership with the Students’ Union to deliver a campaign of promotional events geared towards students. PSL’s marketing activities have been recognised by the awards as diligent, disciplined, and strategic, crucially contributing to the delivery of full occupancy prior to the start of the 2017/18 academic year.

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and in conjunction with media partner Estates Gazette, the annual Property Marketing Awards celebrate some of the most talked about marketing campaigns in UK real estate. The 13 different award categories are judged by an independent panel of marketing professionals at the top of their respective fields

National Student Housing Awards

Prime Student Living has been nominated by students as finalist for three National Student Housing Awards

Prime Student Living - the property management, marketing, and lettings arm of the Crosslane Property Group – is pleased to announce that it has been nominated by students as finalist for three National Student Housing Awards in the following categories:

Best Private Halls Provider - awarded to the private hall provider achieving the highest ‘overall satisfaction’ ratings in its halls.

Best Customer Service - awarded to the university or private halls provider achieving the best combined ratings for key customer satisfaction measures.

Best Student Community - awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings from students for a ‘strong sense of community’

The annual National Student Housing Awards are unique – taking no written nominations, and no feedback from judges. Instead, the awards are based 100% upon direct feedback from tens of thousands of home and international students across the UK, drawn from the annual National Student Housing Survey. The 2018 survey attracted over 30,000 responses from students across the breadth of the country.

Steve Goldstraw, Managing Director, Prime Student Living, said: “Prime Student Living is delighted to have been nominated as finalists for not one, but three National Student Housing Awards this year. Considering that the awards are based upon direct feedback from students themselves, this is testament to the quality service offered by Prime Student Living, with a 94% overall student satisfaction rate according to our own most recent survey.”

The awards announcements will take place during a special online broadcast in September.

Prime Student Living shortlisted as finalist for the RESI property awards 2018

Prime Student Living, part of the Crosslane Property Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the RESI property awards 2018 in the Student Accommodation Operator of the Year category for Brass Founders, a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development ideally situated in Sheffield. A survey concluded students are very impressed with their new accommodation, with a satisfaction rate of 93% and 91% agreeing they would recommend it to a friend.

The annual RESI Awards, organised by Property Week, aim to celebrate the residential property market and its successes of the past year. Bringing together the key players in the market, the RESI Awards has played host to the likes of the Tony Pidgley and Stephen Stone, amongst others, in the seven years that it has been running. Described as the key celebratory and networking event for the sector, the RESI Awards help this sector continue on its path to excellence.

RICS Awards 2018, Yorkshire & Humber

Crosslane shortlisted as finalist for RICS Awards 2018, Yorkshire & Humber

Crosslane has been shortlisted as a finalist for the RICS Awards 2018 in the Yorkshire & Humber region, for our Brass Founders Sheffield project – a high-specification, 437 bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development.

Brass Founders was designed to answer the increasing expectations of today’s students: balancing an inclusive and collaborative social community with high-quality, budget-certain rooms. The design draws upon insight from extensive student research, in conjunction with our knowhow and expertise gained from ten previous developments completed over the past six years.

Crosslane Student Developments shortlisted as finalist for the Scottish Property Awards 2018

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Scottish Property Awards 2018 in the Student Accommodation Development of the Year category for The Old Printworks, a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development ideally situated in the heart of Edinburgh.

The development has been recognised both for its creative vision and for helping to ease the supply/demand imbalance in one of the UK’s most popular student cities. The building seamlessly blends traditional materials and design, with cutting edge technology and communal internal layouts, to ensure the building sits sensitively in the central Edinburgh’s historic conservation area, but also provides state-of-the-art accommodation for the local discerning student population.

Education Investor Awards 2017

Crosslane wins best Student Accommodation Developer at EducationInvestor Awards 2017

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has won best student accommodation developer at this year’s prestigious EducationInvestor Awards for “the range and creativity of its student accommodation developments”, and its “consultative, student first approach to design”.

The award recognises Crosslane’s consistency in creating high-quality, purpose-built and conveniently located student accommodation across some of the UK’s largest student cities.

Crosslane shortlisted as a finalist for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2017

The Property Week Student Accommodation Awards celebrate and reward the innovators and trailblazers in the PBSA sector over the past year.

Crosslane was shortlisted as a finalist in two categories; Developer of the year and Operator of the year, demonstrating in-house competence and ability in providing a fully integrated and complete end-to-end student accommodation solution.
Crosslane develops high-quality, conveniently located, purpose-built student accommodation across the UK and was recognised for its achievements over the last 12 months with the development of 3 flagship assets totalling 808 beds. A £31m new build scheme was completed on time & on budget in Edinburgh on behalf of Unite who forward funded the project.

Prime Student Living the Crosslane lettings and operational management platform was recognised for its 98% occupancy level, 94% customer satisfaction, providing a caring and nurturing environment for residents and building collaborative relationships with local universities.

Crosslane shortlisted as a finalist for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2017
Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2016 - Developer of the Year - Shortlisted

Crosslane Student Developments has been shortlisted for Business Insider’s North East Property Awards 2017

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has been shortlisted for Business Insider’s North East Property Awards in both the Refit/Refurbishment of the Year and Residential Development of the Year categories.

Crosslane submitted its St James’ House development, a 147-bed high specification studio scheme in Newcastle, for both awards. The property showcases Crosslane’s ability to successfully refurbish an existing property to a high standard providing a quality living environment for students.

The North East Property Awards are one of eight regional property awards in the UK’s biggest cities outside of London, recognising the most successful companies and projects over the previous year. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017 at the Marriot Hotel Gosforth Park, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Crosslane Student Developments Shortlisted for RICS Awards 2017, North East

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has been shortlisted for the prestigious RICS Awards 2017 in the North East Residential Category.

Crosslane entered St James’ House, its 147 bed studio scheme in Newcastle, for the award, as the property demonstrates Crosslane’s ability to successfully acquire, secure planning permission and develop an existing property to a high standard, achieving practical completion on time and on budget. St James’ House was completed in August 2016 ahead of the start of the 2016/17 academic year.

St James’ House in particular has been recognised for its convenient location, high quality and sustainable design, innovative use of space, social experience and using research to create an environment that meets the demands of today’s more discerning students.

RICS Awards 2017
Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2016 - Developer of the Year - Shortlisted

Winner of the International Property Development Award 2017

Wealth & Finance International has awarded Crosslane Student Developments 'winner of the international property development award 2017'. The Wealth & Finance International awards are decided by a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners and their own rigorous in-house research.

Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards 2016 – Best European Student Accommodation Development Firm – Winner

With a completed property portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) assets across Europe comprising over 3,100 beds and valued at over €250 million, Crosslane has an established and proven track record for identifying, developing and managing sustainable student accommodation solutions of the future, which provide long term investment returns.
Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards 2016
Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2016 - Developer of the Year - Shortlisted

Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2016 – Developer of the Year – Shortlisted

Crosslane Student Developments is recognised for being almost unique in the industry by managing the complete end-to-end student accommodation process in-house from site identification, securing planning permission, design development, appointment of a specialist construction team, securing development debt and investment debt, as well as lettings and operational property management and on-going asset management, for both the UK and Continental Europe.’

Prime Student Living has been shortlisted for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2016 for Operator of the Year.

Prime Student Living is recognised for building close and long-term relationships with universities and the student union, as well as students, which helps to successfully facilitate a building’s transition from development into an operationally active property. Prime Student Living provides residents with good value for money, a great living experience and high levels of customer satisfaction.

Property Week RESI Awards 2016 – Small Developer of the Year – Shortlisted

Crosslane Student Developments is recognised for being almost unique in the industry by managing the complete end-to-end student accommodation process in-house from site identification, securing planning permission, design development, appointment of a specialist construction team, securing development debt and investment debt, as well as lettings and operational property management and on-going asset management, for both the UK and Continental Europe.

Property Week RESI Awards 2016 – Newcomer of the Year – Shortlisted

Recruiting skilled and experience talent from the residential sector and fusing this with the intelligence and know-how gained in the Student Accommodation Asset Class, Crosslane created a new business model to create strong yield returns by re-developing existing properties into private residential dwellings, rather than building new properties.
Property Week RESI Awards 2016 – Newcomer of the Year - Shortlisted
Northern Design Awards 2016 - Residential Interior Design Project - Shortlisted

Northern Design Awards 2016 – Residential Interior Design Project – Shortlisted

Crosslane Residential Developments completed a stunning modern, high quality residential scheme by converting a former warehouse building in Nottingham that had been used for offices into private apartments. The Drapers Bridge Penthouse Apartment has been shortlisted for the Northern Design Awards for Residential Interior Design Project via the David Phillips Group. The David Phillips Group is the UK's largest design-led residential & contract furniture and specialist service provider for landlords & property professionals and were the chosen by Crosslane Residential Developments as the perfect partner to bring the Drapers Bridge scheme vision to life. David Phillips is recognised for developing a scheme that fuses ‘old and new’ and reflects the heritage of the Drapers Bridge building.